Traditionally, company boardrooms have been stiff and stodgy places, designed for one very specific purpose: to bring people together for highly structured, formal meetings. In fact, if I asked you to describe the interior of a typical corporate boardroom, you’d probably mention a long, rectangular table surrounded by attendees who sit there passively, listening to presenters click through slide deck after slide deck… after slide deck.
New and emerging technologies are transforming the workplace, helping organizations manage and optimize performance amidst profound cultural shifts that are changing the way people think about where and how they work. As a result, the workplace is more technology-oriented than ever before, but challenges related to the integration of information and process efficiencies remain significant hurdles for many (if not most).
Two weeks ago, Prysm participated in New York Digital Signage Week (NYDSW), hosting a variety of events – from press Q&As to a customer and partner open house – at our New York City CEC, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan. Throughout the week, we showcased how the Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) 6K Series is helping digital signage customers provide a unique and personalized experience for consumers.
Since the launch of our Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) 6K Series earlier this year, the first-of-its-kind bezel-free, interactive single panel large-format display, has been deployed by many partners and customers, and has seen strong industry recognition. We’re proud to share recent milestones and updates:
When we talk to people about how technology is changing the way they work, we hear lots of excitement about new digital tools that can improve collaboration and help companies connect in a more intuitive way with their customers. However, there’s still a bit of lingering confusion about what the term “digital workplace” actually means.
When you invite colleagues, customers, or prospects into your briefing room, do you have trouble keeping them engaged? Before I came to Prysm, I led a high-performing corporate creative team that worked tirelessly to create content for the business. But when it came time to present our progress, I had no choice other than to distill all that high impact work onto PowerPoint slides that could be shown through a standard projector. Videos and websites became screen shots. eBooks became thumbnails. Digital experiences became static images. You get the idea: What was incredible content “in the wild” turned dull and one-dimensional in the briefing room. The lack of presentation options created similar challenges for my colleagues in sales, as well.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend Forrester's journey mapping workshop in their San Francisco office. It was a great mix of content and group exercises to give everyone hands on experience mapping the journey of a customer. We had a pretty impressive journey map by the end of the afternoon!
Today’s workforce includes a variety of generational factions, from Baby Boomers, Gen Xers (like me!) and Millennials, all the way to those from the most recent cohort, dubbed “Gen Z.” On top of that, this particular 50+-year span encompasses a time characterized by unprecedented change in the workplace. Put it all together and it’s easy to see the enormous challenge CIOs now face: They must find solutions that satisfy not only different age groups, but also vastly different skill sets, experiences and preferences.
Solving problems in a competitive market is critical to your company’s ability to innovate. However, to preserve momentum and nurture agility, it’s also vital to understand and preserve the record of how you are solving problems.
The word "collaboration" can conjure contrasting associations, depending on who you are and on your life experiences. Some of us may think of collaboration as a positive thing — a process in which we work with others (hopefully harmoniously) and, by virtue of the teamwork, create results that are better than we could have achieved on our own. Others may bristle at the word, because it brings up memories of forced committees and coalitions, often ending with results that are inferior to those we might have achieved on our own.
While I've experienced both, my feeling is that the more refined the processes and technologies involved, the better the chance that the outcomes will be positive. The bad news is that the above are often lacking.
Once you’ve realized how important it is to invest in a digital workplace and have secured the budget you need to move forward with your plan, it’s time to begin looking for a collaboration solution to support this new way of work.
One of the most exciting things about working at Prysm is connecting with our customers who are using our technology in unique ways and who are continuing to push the boundaries of what it can do.
Prysm is laser-focused on helping companies develop digital-transformation initiatives, because we understand that leaders in the digital space are also revenue leaders. Case in point: a McKinsey & Company study1 found that companies that wholeheartedly embrace digital technology — strategically, not just tactically — pull in, on average, five times more revenue than digital laggards. No small potatoes.
The number of remote workers is rising by the year. With the advancement of modern technology and an increasing understanding of how flexibility can improve performance and morale, this is a trend that is likely to surge in popularity.
Research* shows that today's employees can spend up to 80% of their workdays collaborating. As a result, meetings — our primary method of working together — have become mere way points in an ongoing collaborative process. This is a major shift from the way we used to think about meetings, which we regarded as events with a beginning and an end.
Research* shows that approximately 65% of enterprise meetings now include remote participants. The reasons are obvious, including endeavoring to leverage a diverse global workforce, saving money on office overhead, and — in some cases — taking advantage of less expensive local labor.
The $15 billion Smart Cities Mission — which aims to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a higher quality of life for their citizens — is one of the Indian government’s most ambitious programs. It is designed to create replicable models that can catalyze the creation of similar Smart Cities throughout various regions of the country.
Our marketing meetings at Prysm have several different purposes – campaign planning, design reviews, weekly status, one-on-one working sessions – the list goes on. The content we need to share in those meetings varies. With the recent release of co-browsing, we’ve been able to streamline the prep required for any meeting, as well as to dramatically enhance the meeting experience itself.